About me

Hello, I am a qualified counsellor who is also a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I provide counselling to anyone over the age of 18 in a safe non-judgemental space and I have experience in working with a range of issues which include anxiety, depression, addictions, self-esteem, bereavement, loneliness and family/relationship difficulties. Please feel free to contact me to discuss the counselling process further. You can also visit my website for more information. Click link in panel on right or visit johnbellcounselling.co.uk.

If you feel you need to talk to someone about the way you feel then please contact me to see if we can work together. There are many good counsellors out there and finding the right one for you is very important as the relationship is key to achieving your counselling goals.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

SEG awards ABC Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling

ABC Level 3 certificate in counselling skills

ABC Level 2 certificate in counselling concepts

TEAM-CBT methods for unwanted habits and addictions training

TEAM-CBT methods for anxiety disorders

Rewind Technique for Trauma practitioner training (IARTT)

Level 2 certificate in family group conferencing

Preparing to work with loss and bereavement training

Working with survivors of sexual abuse training

Safeguarding children and adults training

Professional certificate in effective practice (youth justice)

Level 3 certificate in youth and community work

Equality and diversity training

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

Free initial telephone consultation

£40 for a 50 minute session


Various availability: Monday to Friday daytime/evenings Saturday mornings

Greater Manchester

Little Hulton
Greater Manchester
M38 9US

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Westhoughton office is wheelchair accessible